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Title A piece of the action [electronic resource] : race and labor in post-civil rights Hollywood / Eithne Quinn.
Publication Info. New York : Columbia University Press, 2019.

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Series eBook Academic Collection - North America
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents The Screen Speaks For for Itself: Institutional Discrimination and the Dawning of Hollywood Postracialism -- Racializing the Hollywood Renaissance: Black and White Filmmakers Symbol Creators in a Time of Crisis -- Challenging Jim Crow Crews: Federal Activism and Industry Reaction -- Getting the Man's Foot Out out of Our Collective Asses: Film Enterprise from Black Left Producing Units to the Rise of the Hustler Creative -- Color-Blind Corporatism: The Black Film Wave and White Revival Conclusion: Race, Creative Labor, and Reflexivity in Post-Civil Reflexivity in Post-Civil Rights Hollywood.
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Summary "Hollywood is often thought of-and certainly by Hollywood itself-as a progressive haven. However, in the decade after the passage of the Civil Rights Act, the film industry grew deeply conservative when it came to conflicts over racial justice. Amid black self-assertion and white backlash, many of the most heated struggles in film were fought over employment. In A Piece of the Action, Eithne Quinn reveals how Hollywood catalyzed wider racial politics, through representation on screen as well as in battles over jobs and resources behind the scenes. Based on extensive archival research and detailed discussions of films like In the Heat of the Night, Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song, Super Fly, Claudine, and Blue Collar, this volume considers how issues of race and labor played out on the screen during the tumultuous early years of affirmative action. Quinn charts how black actors leveraged their performance capital to force meaningful changes to employment and film content. She examines the emergence of Sidney Poitier and other African Americans as A-list stars; the careers of black filmmakers such as Melvin Van Peebles and Ossie Davis; and attempts by the federal government and black advocacy groups to integrate cinema. Quinn also highlights the limits of Hollywood's liberalism, showing how predominantly white filmmakers, executives, and unions hid the persistence of racism behind feel-good stories and public-relations avowals of tolerance. A rigorous analysis of the deeply rooted patterns of racial exclusion in American cinema, A Piece of the Action sheds light on why conservative and corporate responses to antiracist and labor activism remain pervasive in today's Hollywood"-- Provided by publisher.
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Subject African Americans in motion pictures.
Race in motion pictures.
Race relations in motion pictures.
African Americans in the motion picture industry.
Motion pictures -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
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Related To Print version: Quinn, Eithne, 1971- A piece of the action New York : Columbia University Press, 2019. 9780231164368 (DLC) 2019023881
ISBN 9780231551014 (ebook)
9780231164368 (cloth)
9780231164375 (paperback)
OCLC # sseb_ssj0002247324
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